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The Better Letters

US Parkesburg, PA Pop / Underground Pop / Rock


Sounds Like: Talking Heads, Michael Jackson, Pere Ubu (unofficial), Temptations, Iggy Pop

Label: 4:3 Records, 4:3 Records

Bio: The Pennsylvania based quintet, The Better Letters, started as a synth-pop duo. With the help of a Gemini Beat Box, Joe Palumbo would write catchy micro-pop gems based around the gesticulations and modern dances of friend and keyboard champion, Abraham Something. They later fleshed out the group ... See Full Bio

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“...It’s like the 60′s soul, 70′s funk and 80′s new wave had a three headed child... “Short Term Memory” starts it off with a bass line made for dancing. ...the guitar and synth work win every time... Ben Brunnemer and Joe Palumbo vibrate disco through their fingers without complicating it. They go for a cleaner sound and I think that is what pays off best on the album. ...It’s that contrast that kept pulling me in. “Take What You Need” sounds like a punk song just in title and it fits the bill, bringing in some great synth and a guitar that echoes the 60′s surf sound.... ...“Swing (suburbanite)” has an addicting chorus... The reggae influence makes it a track that stands out on the album... The last song “You Like Boats” sounds like a 60′s throwback with country acoustic jangle and some great production layering... Goldberg’s drum work, with the snare playing a revolutionary call to something epic, I think the drummer and the synth player get the las”
— Hannah Marney, The Blue Indian
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